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Frank Robbins was a comic book illustrator born on September 9th, 1917. His work has been featured prominently in comic book titles published by Marvel Comics and DC Comics, many of which were published during the 1970s and early 1980s. Some of the horror-themed comic titles that Frank worked on include Adventure Into Fear, Dracula Lives!, Ghost Rider, Legion of Monsters, Tomb of Dracula and Werewolf by Night.

For Marvel, Frank was best known for his work on the Invaders comic strip, which was published from October, 1975 to September, 1979. Frank was the regular series artist beginning with issue #1 up until issue #28. He provided cover art illustrations on issues #28 and #34. The Invaders was a significant title in the realm of horror for it introduced the character of Baron Blood, an aristocratic vampire who debuted in the 7th issue of the series. Baron Blood made several recurring appearances and proved to be one of the Invaders' most enduring adversaries.

For DC Comics, Frank was a pivotal creator in the Batman franchise, writing plotlines for over 70 issues of both Batman and the companion title Detective Comics. Frank was responsible for creating the character of Man-Bat - a tortured scientist who accidentally transformed himself into a werebat creature that stalked the skies of Gotham City. Man-Bat was introduced in Detective Comics #400 and proved to be an extremely popular antagonist, eventually spreading out into several eponymous comic book miniseries projects.

By the late 1980s, Frank Robbins was largely retired. Frank passed away on November 28th, 1994 at the age of 77.

Body of work Edit

As writer Edit

  • Batman #254
  • Batman Family #1
  • Detective Comics #400
  • Detective Comics #402
  • Detective Comics #407
  • Detective Comics #416
  • Detective Comics #429

As penciler Edit

  • Adventure Into Fear #25
  • Adventure Into Fear #26
  • Adventure Into Fear #27
  • Adventure Into Fear #28
  • Adventure Into Fear #31
  • Dracula Lives! #9
  • Essential Ghost Rider, Volume 1
  • Essential Tomb of Dracula, Volume 4
  • Essential Werewolf by Night, Volume 2
  • Detective Comics #416
  • Detective Comics #429
  • Ghost Rider, Volume 2 #12
  • Ghost Rider, Volume 2 #17
  • Ghost Rider, Volume 2 #18
  • Ghost Rider, Volume 2 #19
  • Ghost Rider Team-Up (HC)
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #224
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #226
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #228
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #233
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #241
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #242
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #252
  • Legion of Monsters (HC)
  • Invaders, Volume 1 #7
  • Invaders, Volume 1 #8
  • Invaders, Volume 1 #9
  • Invaders, Volume 1 #11
  • Invaders, Volume 1 #12
  • Marvel Chillers #4
  • Marvel Premiere #28
  • Morbius Revisited #1
  • Morbius Revisited #2
  • Morbius Revisited #5
  • Original Ghost Rider #20
  • Tomb of Dracula, Volume 2 #2

As inker Edit

  • Detective Comics #416
  • Detective Comics #429
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #224
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #226
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #228
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #233
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #241
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #242
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #252

As cover artist Edit

  • Ghost Rider, Volume 2 #31
  • House of Mystery, Volume 1 #228

Notes & Trivia Edit

External Links Edit

References Edit

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